Synopses & Reviews
I did a mean thing.
A very mean thing.
I HATEand#160;that I did it.
But I did.
This is worse than
carrot juice on a cupcake
or a wasp on my pillow
or a dress thatandrsquo;s too tight at the neck.
In the third installment from the team who created Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie and Like Bug Juice on a Burger, Eleanorandrsquo;s relationship with her best friend, Pearl, experiences its first growing pains. When a glamorous new student transfers to school, at first Eleanorandrsquo;s excited about the possibility of a new friend. But when Pearl is assigned to be the new girlandrsquo;s buddy, Eleanor fears she canandrsquo;t compete. To make matters worse, Eleanorandrsquo;s been chosen for the lead role in the springtime musical, which means she has to sing a solo in front of the entire school!
From overcoming stage fright to having a secret crush, young readers will relate to Eleanor as she navigates the bittersweet waters of growing up.
Praise for Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake
andquot;Sternberg again displays her talent at putting Eleanor on the horns of a common youthful dilemma in accessible prose.andquot;
--Bulletin of the Center for Childrenandrsquo;s Books, starred review
andquot;This is another very true-to-life story about the challenges of growing up. Julie Sternberg captures young emotions so perfectly!andquot;
--School Library Monthly
andquot;The measures Eleanor takes to right her wrongs and rise to challenges are beautifully revealed in Sternbergandrsquo;s spare text, which leaves plenty of room for the reader to
empathize. Like Eleanor, this series continues to grow and blossom.andquot;
andquot;The pen and ink drawings capture facial expressions and emotions quite well. A good addition for most early-chapter-book collections.andquot;
--School Library Journal
"Fancy Nancy pirouettes into middle-grade territory with the launch of a mystery series that has her emulating another famous Nancy Nancy Drew. The stylish sleuth assumes the role with Ã©lan, dressed for the job in a pink trench coat and sunglasses, carrying a rhinestone-studded magnifying glass. Initially frustrated by the lack of cases to crack ('I wish we lived someplace like River Heights,' she complains. 'In River Heights, criminals are lurking around every corner'), Nancy springs into action when her teacher's prized blue marble goes missing. Nancy shows both her trademark flair for translating ('Ooh la la! Nancy felt all tingly just saying the word Ã¢Â€Â˜motive.' It meant the reason for doing something bad') and her penchant for humorous exaggeration. As in Nancy's earlier picture books and I Can Read titles, her affectionate interactions with her younger sister, JoJo, and their parents ground the story. O'Connor and Glasser are as in synch as ever, and readers who have grown up with Fancy Nancy will be thrilled to follow her new career path. Ages 7 10." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
andquot;Maisie is sure to charm beginning chapter-book readers new to the mystery genre.andquot;
andquot;Readers will eagerly await this spunky, saucy new amateur detectiveand#39;s next caper.andquot;
andquot;Emerging chapter book readers who enjoy mystery and historical fiction will find much to like here.andquot;
andmdash;School Library Journal
andquot;Lindsayand#39;s humorous bandw line drawings are in step with the light atmosphere Webb creates as she lays the groundwork for future cases.andquot;
andquot;Mystery-loving kids who have moved beyond Cam Jansen and kids who prefer their historical fiction on the light side may find Maisieand#39;s escapades to their liking.andquot;
andquot;Maisieand#39;s second mystery offers middle-grade readers colorful characters, a theatrical setting and a plucky heroine.andquot;
Nancy Clancy is growing up and ready for a whole new adventure . . . in her chapter book debut!
Nancy and her best friend, Bree, have everything they need to solve a mystery, from their totally professional trench coats to their top-secret code.
But when crime strikes in their classroom, will these super sleuths be able to crack the case?
Find out in the glamorous start to an all-new chapter book series featuring everyones favorite fancy girl!
Kids who grew up with Jane O'Connor's Fancy Nancy picture books can spend some quality time with their BFF because Nancy Clancy is now starring in her own chapter books!
Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth is the first in a series of delightful middle-grade mysteries. Sassy Fancy Nancy is now a detective. Told in the third-person narrative, when one of Nancy's classmate's most special possessions disappears from school, it's up to her to save the day. With the help of her friend Bree, she follows the clues to an unexpected source.
Fans of Nancy Drew's Clue Crew will be happy to see a new Nancy join the ranks of super sleuths.
Robin Preiss Glasser illustrates Nancy's story with liveliness, wit, and fanciness.
Supports the Common Core State Standards
When George, the butcher's boy, is fired for stealing coins from the till, Maisie knows in her heartand#160;he is innocent. With her little dog Eddie as the Watson to her Sherlock Holmes, Maisie uses her budding detective skills to solve the mystery of the stolen sixpence, vindicate her old friend, and even help a new friend in need.and#160;The first book in a series!
In the tradition of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries comes The Mysteries of Maisie Hitchins! Twelve-year-old Maisie is a noticing sort of person. Thats why she is convinced she would make an excellent detective if she ever got the chance! But instead of detecting, she spends her days polishing the banisters at her grandmother's boarding house or fetching fish for the lodgers' dinner. In The Case of the Stolen Sixpence, Maisie's big chance to prove herself finally arrives when crime strikes her Victorian London neighborhood. While the grown-ups turn a blind eye to the whodunit and justice goes un-served, Maisie and her canine sidekick, Eddie, search the streets for clues to crack the case. This first book in a series features black and white illustrations and a rollicking mystery complete with tricks, disguises, danger, and a little dog too! and#160;
In the follow-up to The Case of the Stolen Sixpence, Maisie and her canine sidekick, Eddie, are are itching to use their sleuthing skills again. So when up-and-coming actress Sarah Massey loses a priceless emerald--a gift from her mysterious beau--Maisie and Eddie are on the case. But as they investigate the suspects and unexplained events unfolding in the theater, Maisie realizes nothing is as it seems in this world of make-believe.
andquot;Isnt it a bit strange that all these horrible things are happening to Miss Massey now... Just in time to make her think that the curse is working.andquot; Sarah Massey, talented leadand#160;actress inand#160;Circus Sweethearts, isand#160;a mess. Sheand#160;should be dancing on airandmdash;after all, her boyfriend just proposed. But she has lost his gift: a beautiful emerald necklace with a storied history.and#160;Rumor has it whoever loses the necklace will be cursed, andand#160;now everything aroundand#160;Miss Massey is falling apart. She turns to Maisie Hitchins and her dog, Eddie, for help. But when Maisie shows up at the London theater, things only get stranger.and#160;Maisie begins to wonder if itand#39;s really theand#160;lost emerald causing all of these problems, or if someoneand#160;in the troupe is green with envy . . .and#160;This follow up to the Case of the Stolen Sixpence is the second bookand#160;in The Mysteries of Maisie Hitchins series.
About the Author
Jane O'Connor is the author of more than thirty books for children, including Nina
, Nina Ballerina
, illustrated by DyAnne DiSalvo, and the Fancy Nancy picture book series. Ms. O'Connor lives with her family in ever-posh New York City.
Desde la publicacion de Nancy la Elegante, el closet de Jane OConnor cuenta con tantas boas, coronas y atuendos brillantes que a veces sus amigas no la reconocen por la calle. Aun reside (esa es una palabra elegante para decir que vive) en la ciudad de Nueva York con su familia y su companero canino, Arrow.
Robin Preiss Glasser, a former professional ballet dancer, has illustrated more than fifty children's picture books, including the New York Times bestselling Fancy Nancy series, written by Jane O'Connor. Robin lives in San Juan Capistrano, California, with her husband, Bob. She has two grown children, Sasha and Ben.